An outstanding cultivar that differs from other dissectums because of its deeper colour. Bears large seven lobed leaves. Each lobe ends in a fine tip. The leaves appear sturdier than those of other dissectums. The leaves deepen to purple-red as they develop in spring. It's colour is retained all season.
Inaba Shidare has an upright growing form, although it does tend to cascade. It is vigorous and sturdy and a popular landscaping choice. Attractive feathery leaves make this tree a stunning focal point.
A good choice for a small garden or a patio tree. Can reach 3m x 3m in 20 years.
Prefers a sheltered position, avoiding full sun.
Pruning is not usually necessary as the natural shape is good. If pruning is required, this should be carried out in the dormant season, November to March.